Now in its 6th year, the Sea Change environmental film series, sponsored by Mass Audubon’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, the Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater, and WCAI Radio, will feature a bird theme. The series begins Saturday, February 24th from 7–9 PM with Rara Avis: John James Audubon and Birds of America, a documentary about the life of a man famous for his landmark collection of bird paintings documenting and celebrating avian life as it was known in mid-19th century America. The film reveals a man of numerous contradictions—truly a rare bird! Audubon was a devoted naturalist, who as early as the1820’s, worried about the future of America’s natural bounty, even as he regularly used a shotgun to acquire and identify the birds he so exquisitely painted. Following Audubon, there will be a panel discussion with Wellfleet Bay sanctuary director Bob Prescott and artist, writer, and naturalist Mary Richmond to discuss Audubon’s contribution to the modern environmental movement and how art has served to inspire awareness and stewardship of the natural world. WCAI’s Mindy Todd will serve as moderator.