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 15,000 naturalists and photographers.

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Marshy Point BioBlitz Results

Turkey Point Bird Count - Cecil County, Maryland


- New syrphid fly species added to MBP - Swarthy Blacklet (pcowartrickmanphoto, ver. T. Roberts).    (7/5/2022)

- New moth species added to MBP - Anania plectilis (T. Reichard).    (7/5/2022)

- New tumbling flower beetle species added to MBP - omoxia inclusa (F. Jacobsen, det. B. B├╝che).    (6/30/2022)

- New leafhopper species added to MBP - Scaphoideus incisus (mcnod, det. S. Hendrix).    (6/30/2022)

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Species in checklists - 20,536

Species with photographs - 12,790

Total photos - 589,437

Total records - 786,300

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