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

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

** Targeted Data Collection - Nocturnal Insect Surveys **


- New caddisfly genus added to MBP - Potamyia flava (E. Concari).    (1/19/2022)

- New march fly species added to MBP - Bibio superfluus (L. Strauss, det. E. Dankowicz).    (1/16/2022)

- MBP reaches a half million photos archived!    (1/14/2022)

- New longlegged fly species added to MBP - Calyxochaetus frontalis (K. Schulz).    (1/11/2022)

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Species in checklists - 20,268

Species with photographs - 12,515

Total photos - 502,148

Total records - 727,818

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