Podcast Episodes Season 3

Episode 9: The Magic of Hina, with Kekuhi and Luka

Kekuhi and Luka join us Drew & Lei once again, this time to talk about shorebirds and the magic of Hina, including the ʻAlae, Hunakai and others!  We see some of these manu friends below, in imagery courtesy of Bret Nainoa Mossman.

To learn more about Kekuhi and Luka – and any or all of our podcast guests – check out our Mea Kipa ~ Guest page.

This third season of Ka Leo o ka Uluau consists of 12 episodes that begin in January ~ Kāʻelo (alternatively Kaliʻu) 2023 with a shift in focus from Hawaiian sustainable practices (Season II 2022) and moʻolelo wahi pana (Season I 2021) to our pilina ~ relationship with Manu, the native birdlife of Hawaiʻi nei, in partnership with the group ʻĀhuimanu.

Season III episodes are released throughout the year on the Hilo moon phase of every malama, also known as mahina, (lunar month) to raise awareness of and honor this indigenous practice of keeping time. This segment was released September 14, 2023, the start of the Hawaiʻi lunar month of Māhoehope.


January 22 ~ start of Kāʻelo (Kaliʻu), Fancy Feathers

February 20 ~ start of Kaulua, Nighttime Friends

March 22 ~ start of Nana, Long Journeyers

April 20 – start of Welo, Backyard Frenz

May 19 ~ start of Ikiiki, Nuku Superpower

June 18 – start of Kaʻaona, Wetland Wonders

July 17 ~ start of Hinaiaʻeleʻele, Super Creepers

August 16 – start of Māhoemua, Cultural Evolution