Ralitsa has 10 years working experience with waders and other shorebirds in Bulgaria and Albania. Her work started in 2009 as a volunteer for the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds (BirdLife Bulgaria). Since 2010 she has participated in the regular monitoring’s of water birds for different conservation projects focused on the Burgas Lakes complex – the most important place for breeding and migrating waders in Bulgaria. Her monitoring work includes bi-weekly census of four key breeding waders in the wetlands around Burgas – the Pied Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta), Black-winged stilt (Himantopus himantopus), Kentish Plover (Charadrius alexandrinus) and Collared Pratincole (Glareola pratincola).

She also was involved in many direct conservation activities for breeding shorebirds, such as construction and maintenance of artificial islands and platforms, predator exclusion enclosures, restoration and maintenance of natural breeding habitats.