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)

** Explore Our Special Projects' New Blog Website **

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

** Targeted Data Collection - Nocturnal Insect Surveys **


- New beach fly species added to MBP - Poecilominettia ordinaria (K. Schulz).    (10/16/2021)

- New gall wasp species added to MBP - Acraspis echini (J. Brighton, det. T. Frey).    (10/15/2021)

- New gall wasp species added to MBP - Andricus capillatus (E. Summerbell).    (10/13/2021)

- New frit fly species added to MBP - Ceratobarys eulophus (K. Schulz).    (10/12/2021)

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Species in checklists - 20,067

Species with photographs - 12,325

Total photos - 458,492

Total records - 698,606

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