Annual Report drawing | The RSPB


Exclusively for RSPB members, our AGM is going online for the first time on Saturday 10 October 2020.

Going virtual

To keep everyone safe from Covid-19, this year, the 129th Annual General Meeting of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds will be a virtual event held online on Saturday 10 October 2020.

What to expect

Join us as we look back on some of our key work from the past year. Throughout the pandemic, nature has played a vital role in lifting everyone's spirits. Find out how we've been helping the nation to reconnect to nature through fun, interactive campaigns such as #BreakfastBirdwatch.

You’ll hear from our President, Miranda Krestovnikoff, Chief Executive, Beccy Speight, and our Chair and Treasurer. You’ll also have the chance to ask your questions.

It's FREE for members to attend but you'll still need to book your place to take part.

AGM agenda

The full formal AGM agenda is available to download now, with the meeting's business to include:

  • Minutes and matter arising from 2019's meeting
  • Presentation of our annual report and accounts for the year ended 31 March 2020 and adoption of the accounts
  • Election of chairs of advisory committees and council members
  • Appointment of auditors

Join us later in the day to watch our inspiring talks 

1pm – RSPB’s review of our policy on game bird shooting

2pm – The future of conservation

3pm – A natural climate solution

4pm – Finding new ways to take action for nature


Turtle dove

Review of our gamebird shooting policy

Black grouse Tetrao tetrix, adult male on lek. Corrimony RSPB reserve. Scotland.

In response to growing concerns about the environmental impact of some intensive forms of game bird shooting and associated land management practices, the RSPB has reviewed its policy, including a consultation phase in spring 2020 involving members and other stakeholders. We’ll announce the results of the review at the AGM with this optional session for members providing further details.

The future of conservation

 RSPB Phoenix group after a muddy conservation task, RSPB Saltholme Reserve, Teeside | The RSPB

We believe that young people should have a say on the environment they'll inherit. Hear from some inspiring young naturalists as they talk about their work and share their ideas and thoughts.

A natural climate solution

Wallasea Island | The RSPB

Nature can play an incredible role in helping tackle climate change by locking up carbon in our precious habitats. This talk explores the RSPB’s work on this across policy, science and the role our nature reserves play, particularly focusing on our woodlands, peatlands and coastal habitats.

Finding new ways to take action for nature

Family group sitting on a bench | The RSPB

In the summer we launched a new project to inspire more diverse audiences to take action to tackle the nature and climate crisis. Join us as we celebrate what people have said they value during the pandemic, the actions our people are taking for nature, and how we’re helping new audiences to take their first steps to save nature.

Members' day 2021

RSPB staff at the members' shop on the Members' Day in Westminster | The RSPB

We’re planning a Members’ day in the spring, with a full day of inspiring talks and another chance for you to ask your questions. Pre-register to find out more.