Bud Lehnhausen

Naturalist, Year of the Bird Ambassador

Bud earned an undergraduate degree in wildlife biology at Colorado State University, then moved to Alaska, where he lived and worked for 30 years. At the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Bud studied wildlife biology and received a master's degree conducting research on four species of seabird nesting on a remote island in the Gulf of Alaska. He went on to conduct field research on the relationships between moose and their habitat, forest succession and songbird populations, tundra bird populations and migration, and woodpecker populations after natural forest fires. Bud began working with Lindblad Expeditions in 1983 as a naturalist and expedition leader, and has subsequently made Atlantic Ocean Crossings and voyaged to the Arctic and Antarctic, temperate and tropical regions of Central and South America, and the western South Pacific. His numerous journeys over the years have given him a chance to appreciate the diversity of life and cultures across our planet. Throughout 2018, Bud will serve as a Year of the Bird Ambassador.