Maryland Biodiversity Project (MBP) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization focused on cataloging the living things of Maryland. We promote conservation, science, and education by helping to build a vibrant nature study community. The project was started in June 2012 by Bill Hubick and Jim Brighton. The incredible MBP community has cataloged nearly 20,000 species, including nearly 12,000 species with photographs, and feature the work of more than 10,000 naturalists and photographers.

Special Projects (2021)

** Turkey Point Bird Count - Cecil County, MD (8/1 to 11/15) **

** Targeted Data Collection - Nocturnal Insect Surveys **


- New wood soldier fly species added to MBP - Xylomya simillima (det. E. Dankowicz).    (8/4/2021)

- New common barklouse genus added to MBP - Indiopsocus bisignatus (J. Brighton, det. D. Young).    (8/4/2021)

- New fly species added to MBP - Hairy Maggot Blowfly (K. Schulz).    (8/4/2021)

- New leafhopper species added to MBP - mpoa saffrana (T. Reichard, ver. S. Hendrix).    (8/4/2021)

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Species in checklists - 19,965

Species with photographs - 12,198

Total photos - 419,130

Total records - 671,050

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