Maryland Biodiversity Project (MBP) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization focused on cataloging all the living things of Maryland. Our goal is to promote education and conservation by helping to build a vibrant nature study community. The project was started in June 2012 by Bill Hubick and Jim Brighton. Our community has cataloged over 19,000 species, including nearly 12,000 species with photographs, and feature the work of more than 10,000 naturalists and photographers. MBP in the Press: Aqua Kids TV show (Amazon) | MBP Conservationist of the Year award | Baltimore Sun article | CNS interview (Read about how to help)

Special Announcements

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


- New toe-winged beetle species added to MBP - Paralichus trivittus (B. Woo, ver. V. Belov).    (6/11/2021)

- New micro moth species added to MBP - Dichomeris purpureofusca (E. Concari, det. T. Reichard).    (6/11/2021)

- New beach fly species added to MBP - Poecilolycia sp. (J. Moore, det. J.F. Carr).    (6/8/2021)

- New velvety shore bug family added to MBP - Ochterus sp. (J. Moore, ver. V. Belov).    (6/8/2021)

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Species in checklists - 19,855

Species with photographs - 12,073

Total photos - 385,570

Total records - 647,796

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