Lyanda Lynn Haupt

Lyanda Lynn Haupt is an award-winning author, speaker, and naturalist based in Seattle. Her latest book Crow Planet: Essential Wisdom from the Urban Wilderness was published by Little, Brown in July 2009. She blogs at The Tangled Nest.

Lyanda's first book, Rare Encounters with Ordinary Birds (Sasquatch, 2001), explores the relationship between humans, birds, and ecological understanding, and is a winner of the 2002 Washington State Book Award. Her second book, Pilgrim on the Great Bird Continent: The Importance of Everything and Other Lessons from Darwin's Lost Notebooks, was published by Little, Brown to nationwide acclaim, and continues to resonate with audiences interested in natural history, Darwin, birds, and their intersection.

Lyanda has created and directed educational programs for Seattle Audubon, worked in raptor rehabilitation in Vermont, and as a seabird researcher for the Fish and Wildlife Service in the remote tropical Pacific.

She lives in Seattle with her husband and daughter, and their mixed backyard chicken flock.