Someone Took A Wrong Turn...Parks naturalist David Kunstler spotted an American White Pelican in Van Cortlandt Lake on Wednesday, December 13. It was first discovered in the morning and last seen in the evening. This freshwater bird is rarely encountered on the East Coast. It is found in Florida during the winter. It is also found throughout much of the West, where it nests in widely scattered colonies. Bronx Times Reporter January 11-17 Vol. 27 No. 2.