- Biomedical Waste
- Body Piercing
- Dead Birds
- Disaster Response
- Drinking Water
- Fee Schedule
- Food Hygiene
- Mobile Home Parks
- Petroleum Clean-up
- Petroleum Storage Tank
- Private & Public Schools
- Rabies Surveillance
- Onsite Sewage Disposal
- Pools and Spas
- Water Quality Research
- Environmental Toxicology
Downtown Service Center, 1300 West Gregory Street, Pensacola, FL 32501
The report of dead birds may help detect a public health threat to our community. To report an incident, please do the following:
Report unusual sickness or die-offs in wild birds to the Florida Fish and Wild Life Conservation Commission at the following website: Surveillance for Wild Bird Die-offs. If you do not have internet access you can call the Florida Department of Health in Escambia County’s (DOH-Escambia) Environmental Health office at 850-595-6700 and we will enter the data for you.
Report unusual sickness or die-offs in domestic poultry to the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Animal Industry at the following website: Domestic Birds Die-offs. You may also submit by phone or e-mail.
Phone: 850-410-0900, or after hours 800-342-5869
A report can also be filed with the USDA area office at 352-333-3120 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Disposing of Birds
If you need to dispose of dead birds yourself, please read the following instructions:
- Do not handle bird with your bare hands – wear latex or rubber gloves.
- Do not eat, drink or smoke while handling carcass.
- Pick up bird with plastic bag by reaching through the bag with your hand and pulling the bird in, turning bag inside-out.
- Place the bagged bird inside another plastic bag and discard in garbage receptacle.
- Alternatively, you may choose to pick up the bird with a shovel and bury in the ground: Dig a hole about two feet deep, place bird carcass in the hole using the shovel to scoop it in, and cover with soil. Remember to disinfect shovel with a bleach solution when you are done.
Don't Forget to Wash your Hands.
Location & Contact Information
Downtown Service Center, 1300 West Gregory Street
The Environmental Health office is open Monday – Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM. Call 850-595-6700 for more information.