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 assassin bug species added to MBP - Pseudosaica florida (J. Brighton, det. K. Grebennikov)    (7/24/2021)

- New bark-gnawing beetle species added to MBP - Tenebroides collaris (J. Brighton, det. V. Belov)    (7/21/2021)

- New gall and wood midge species added to MBP - Hickory Peach-haired Gall Midge (M. Etheridge)    (7/21/2021)

- New leaf beetle species added to MBP - Colaspis favosa (J. Brighton, det. V. Belov)    (7/20/2021)

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Species in checklists - 19,929

Species with photographs - 12,153

Total photos - 411,752

Total records - 666,069

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