Maryland Biodiversity Project (MBP) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization focused on cataloging all the living things of Maryland. Our goal is to promote education and conservation by helping to build a vibrant nature study community. The project was started in June 2012 by Bill Hubick and Jim Brighton. Our community has cataloged over 19,000 species, including nearly 12,000 species with photographs, and feature the work of more than 10,000 naturalists and photographers. MBP in the Press: Aqua Kids TV show (Amazon) | MBP Conservationist of the Year award | Baltimore Sun article | CNS interview (Read about how to help)

Special Announcements

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


- New scarab beetle species added to MBP - Polyphylla occidentalis (E. Singham, det. A. Smith)    (6/23/2021)

- New land snail species added to MBP - Discus rotundatus (J. Hartman, det. K. Huang)    (6/23/2021)

- New carpet beetle genus added to MBP - Trogoderma sp. (B. Thurlow, ver. V. Belov).    (6/22/2021)

- New false click beetle genus added to MBP - Stethon pectorosus (B. Thurlow, det. V. Belov).    (6/22/2021)

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Species in checklists - 19,872

Species with photographs - 12,089

Total photos - 392,343

Total records - 652,605

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