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 gall and wood midge species added to MBP - Caryomyia procumbens (M. Etheridge)    (7/28/2021)

- New gall and wood midge species added to MBP - Caryomyia inanis (M. Etheridge)    (7/28/2021)

- New beach fly species added to MBP - Homoneura fuscibasis (K. Schulz)    (7/27/2021)

- First record of Little Egret for Maryland (M. Lutmerding, Calvert/AA Counties). Congrats, Mikey!    (7/25/2021)

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Species in checklists - 19,937

Species with photographs - 12,164

Total photos - 414,058

Total records - 667,479

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