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The images that appear in the header photos for this website were taken on the desk in my writing studio, the home base for my five books:

Mozart’s Starling, published by Little, Brown, will hit shelves April 4th, 2017

“Mozart’s Starling is a delightful, enlightening, breathless flight through the worlds of Carmen and Star, two European starlings who join their human counterparts in exploring life and music and nature, helping to shed light on the connection between humans and birds–those of us bound to terra firma, and those of us who are free to soar.” -Garth Stein, NYT bestselling author of The Art of Racing in the Rain

The Urban Bestiary: Encountering the Everyday Wild (Little, Brown, 2013)

Finalist, Orion Book Award

Crow Planet: Essential Wisdom From the Urban Wilderness (Little, Brown, 2009)

Winner, Sigurd Olson Nature Writing Award

“A completely charming and informative book on the pleasures of keeping one’s eyes open.” -David Sedaris

“With her sensitivity, careful eye and gift for language, Haupt tells her tale beautifully, using crow study to get at a range of ever-deepening concerns about nature and our place within it, immersing us in a heady hybrid of science, history, how-to and memoir.”
-Erika Schickel, Los Angeles Times, July 26, 2009

“Haupt captures crows wonderfully in elegant prose and weaves a thoughtful tale that connects them… to our growing awareness of our kinship to, and dependence on, the rest of life.”
-Bernd Heinrich, author of Mind of the Raven

“If you picture Henry David Thoreau as a young mother and scientist in suburban Seattle, you can begin to imagine the literate elegance of Crow Planet. Lyanda Haupt has spun the natural life of neighborhoods, and most poignantly the surpassing intelligence of crows, into the kind of gold only the most gifted writer and naturalist could fashion. Crow Planet is a small treasure, a conversion experience of truth, wit, and re-enchantment that remakes the world and our place within it.”
-Paul Hawken, author of Blessed Unrest and Natural Capitalism

“The fiction (sometimes the hope!) that you can escape from nature by living in the city is as sad as it is widespread. This book will remind you to open your eyes to the mundane–it will make the city a far richer place for you.”
-Bill McKibben, author of The Bill McKibben Reader

Pilgrim on the Great Bird Continent (Little, Brown, 2004)

“Ultimately Haupt’s portrait is of a devastatingly sensitive man who teaches himself to approach the world with a profound humility.” – Anthony Doerr, The Boston Globe

“Revelatory.” –Adam Gopnik

“Informative and charming… Haupt channels her hands-on experiences into appealing images and engaging vignettes.”– Kirkus

Rare Encounters with Ordinary Birds (Sasquatch, 2002)
Winner, 2002 Washington State Book Award

My work has appeared in many other publications including Image, Open Spaces, Wild Earth Journal, Conservation Biology Journal, Birdwatchers Digest, and The Prairie Naturalist.