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A snowy owl perches on the roof of the North Beach Oasis on the Lake Michigan shoreline in December in Racine, Wis. An Arctic owl species whose popularity received a boost from the “Harry Potter” movies is making an abundant and deeper push into the United States this winter.

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Like magic, Harry Potter’s owl spotted across US

Famous for its role as Harry Potter’s companion in the books and movies, a species of majestic, mostly white owls is being sighted in abundant numbers this winter far from both Hogwarts and its native Arctic habitat.


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