Every year migratory birds that breed in the Northern Hemisphere wing their way up from their wintering grounds to find food and nesting spots. They also sing to attract mates and mark their territories. Scientific American presents a conversation about the surprising new science of how birds navigate long-haul migrations and what they listen for in songs. Physical chemist Peter Hore of the University of Oxford will discuss how birds use quantum effects to chart their course, and cognitive neuroscientist Adam Fishbein of the University of California, San Diego, will explain what birds pay attention to in birdsong (it’s not what you think). Moderator: Kate Wong is a senior editor at Scientific American. She has been writing and editing stories about the evolution of humans and other organisms for the magazine since 1997. Recently she has become utterly obsessed with birds. Panelists: - Peter Hore is a chemist at the University of Oxford. He works on the biophysical chemistry of electron and nuclear spins and their effects on processes such as the mechanisms of animal magnetoreception. - Adam Fishbein is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California, San Diego. He studies the cognitive and neural bases of animal social interactions.