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Tom Brokaw Likes Bird Watching

April 1, 2001

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HASTINGS, Neb. (AP) _ NBC anchor Tom Brokaw is giving rave reviews to a flock of migrating birds that stop in central Nebraska.

``I’ve looked at birds all over the world, in the Amazon and southern Africa,″ Brokaw told KHAS-TV on Friday. ``I must say the sandhill crane migration and the arrival of the snow geese ranks right up there with all of them.″

Brokaw said he was impressed by the huge number of birds that stop in the Platte River valley.

``I was simply not prepared for the majesty,″ he said of his visit earlier this month to viewing areas between Grand Island and Kearney.

The migration is a little later this year because of the harsh winter, but the number of birds was expected to peak at 350,000 this weekend.

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