Alice Sun

Reporter, Audubon Magazine

Alice Sun is a science writer, visual storyteller, and birder based in Brooklyn. See more of her work at

Articles by Alice Sun

How Do Birds Respond to Extreme Wildfire Haze? Project Phoenix Aims to Find Out 

November 15, 2023 — Harnessing the power of community science can help birds as smoke pollution from blazes becomes more extreme.

Merlin Is Magical, but It Still Makes Mistakes

August 23, 2023 — As the popularity of the app’s Sound ID feature grows, so do concerns about how imperfect artificial intelligence impacts a trove of scientific data.
A woodpecker stuck to a glue trap with several bugs. Its wings are splayed out stuck to the paper with many feathers ripped out.

Meant to Catch Spotted Lanternflies, Glue Traps Are a Horrifying Hazard for Birds

March 29, 2023 — Wildlife rehabilitators, unable to save many victims, are urging the public to choose bird-safe methods of managing the invasive insects.