The beautiful Polish city of Krakow is a favourite destination of tourists in search of culture and history, but it also has something to offer lovers of wildlife. The Las Wolski forest lies on the edge of the city and is a fine old forest and parkland with many typical central and eastern European birds, for example, 8 resident woodpeckers, 4 flycatchers, Hawfinch, Firecrest. It is easily reached by bus, taxi or car from the city centre. The woods are crossed by well-marked trails, too. The River Vistula which flows to the south of the forest and through the city can also be worth checking for birds.