About Avian Resources

familySteve Duncan is a southern California native who grew up in Anaheim, and currently lives in San Dimas, CA with his wife, Sharon, and two children, Katherine and Nicholas. After daydreaming (bird watching) through much of grade school, Steve attended California State Polytechnic University Pomona where he earned a degree in Biology. Steve has had a life-long interest in nature photography, and a passion for aviculture. He enjoys finding creative ways to combine these interests.

In 1988, Steve established Avian Resources, an exotic bird breeding facility. The assortment of birds is still growing and currently includes a large variety of parrots including some rare color mutations, finches, barbets, turacos, doves, pheasants, cranes, geese and the facility mascot “Elmer” the Emu.

Besides Avian Resources, Steve runs two other businesses, Bearings and Drives, Inc – a distributor of industrial power transmission equipment, and Nissen & Company, Inc, a commercial sliding service window manufacturer. He is the third generation in his family in both of these businesses.

Steve regularly speaks about aviculture at bird club meetings, community meetings, school events and international conferences. He also guest-lectures at Mount San Antonio College on the topic of aviculture.  He has been very active on legislative issues on behalf of the apicultural community, providing testimony to local, state, and federal government agencies

Steve is a Past-President of the Avicultural Society of America (ASA) and currently serves as Editor and Treasuer of ASA. Founded in 1927, ASA and a regular writer for Avicultural Bulletins.  In his spare time, Steve helps to organize the annual ASA Aviculture Educational Conference, a 4 day event devoted to advancing the art and science of aviculture.