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 over 20,000 species, including more than 12,500 species with photographs, and feature the work of more than 16,000 naturalists and photographers.

Turkey Point Bird Count (2022) - Cecil County, Maryland

Dans Rock Bird Count (2022) - Allegany County, Maryland

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Marshy Point BioBlitz Results


- New bolas spider species added to MBP - Mastophora yeargani (B. Ott).    (8/18/2022)

- New chalcidid wasp genus added to MBP - Cheiloneurus sp. (S. Scholnick, ver. B. Zuparko).    (8/17/2022)

- New gall and wood midge species added to MBP - Sunflower Purse Gall Midge (J. Brighton, det. T. Frey).    (8/12/2022)

- New weevil species added to MBP - Laemosaccus obrieni (gdurrant, det. S. Brown).    (8/12/2022)

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Species in checklists - 20,584

Species with photographs - 12,856

Total photos - 617,781

Total records - 805,670

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